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hampshire john sunuunuu. >> we have to wonder if that's an endorsement based on issue or if he has a slightly different reason he prefers president obama. when you have someone in your own race you're proud of being president of the united states i applaud cool inpowell for voting for him. >> eliot: did john sununu say that over the line. that is criticized in a way that's bad or simply making an observation that says, hey racial pride is a legitimate thing so colin powell go ahead and go for it. >> i think he was out of line. having him change his position flip flop just hours after the statement tells you right there that he was out of line and it's offensive to a decorated general of this country. but i think it understand lines a deeper tone in this republican party, and the whole race this year. i think it underlines a tone particularly latinos. you look at a party that has veered away to the right on issues like the dream act around immigration reform. you see a party that's--that mod raid latinos are abandoning in droves. i think it hits a chord that talks bigger about where
will go to capitol hill. i'll wash john boehner's car. i'll walk mitch mcconnell's dog. politically direct lineup. only on current tv. vote smart. our democracy depends on an informed electorate. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> winds are getting rough. streets are starting to flood as we get closer to high tide. it's likely that we're going to see flooding in this area. we'll go inside where it's safer. in that situation i will see what is going on, and figure out what the next step is going to be. >> cenk: you're looking at the citizen journalist we've used before. he's now in new york. you're seeing pictures of flooding in new york. this has just barely made landfall in new jersey. unfortunately, we also have our first fatality in queens. we had one in maryland. this was a fallen tree because of a storm. now another fatality in queens. that's the update on the storm. now let's turn to the campaign again. they endorse mitt romney. what on god's green earth were they thinking? their editor rick green was talking on msnbc and he had this explanation. >> there seems to be a gridlock in washington
. and you know else who thought it was too expensive? john mccain, republican senator in a arizona. >> for the upcoming 2002 winter olympics in salt lake city it's estimated to be $1.3 billion. that's outrageous and it's a disgrace. it's a disgraceful practice to put these pork barrel projects on this probations bill. i say to the senator from utah now, if another pork barrel project is not authorized for the olympics games is put on the bill, i will filibuster the bill. >> cenk: oh, damn, the guy receiving that money, mitt romney. he said, well, i got money from other places too. really? turns out that was not true. that was already there by the time mitt romney arrived. $445 million nbc contract. $450 million in contracts and $59 million from the utah legislature all before mitt romney arrived. one more fun critic, a current director of the utah league of cities and towns was on the salt lake city committee. here's what he said at the time. >> turned around what? those are nice clichÉs when you're running for something. but our mountains were here. the reason we were awarded the
congressman john rhodes of arizona was our leader. he had a debtometer in his office. he said if you vote for spending, you've got to vote for tax increases to pay for that spending. and he kept track of it on every member. but things have changed since the early 1970s when i was in the house of representatives. but i'm an old-fashioned conservative republican in that sense. obama is closer to it in this budget. >> eliot: you've said so many fascinating things as i'm sure you do in your classes discussing these policy points. you've articulated, sort of a conservative ideology that was mainstreamed at a certain point in time. has the republican party left you? has the republican party gotten so consumed by its rhetoric that it's lost the ability to make the sort of hard judgment calls that you just articulated? >> well, i would be a critic of both parties to some extent. we need them both. we'll have them both. we need to work with them. but the republican party has become the party of big spending in terms of certai
is an overwhelming and unquestioned choice to continue as president. that's my view. (vo) john fugelsang sees what happens. i like mitt romney but i'm sorry. they guy has flipped more than a crack house mattress. (vo) so we gave him a weekly show. >> thank you. >> eliot: the food fight is on. at least in california. where an outcome at the ballot box this tuesday could impact supermarket shelves nationwide. at issue in the bay state is a ballot measure known as prop 37, which would require the labeling of containing genetically modified organisms gmos, and make it illegal to advertise such food as natural. supporters politically organic food industry hold that americans deserve to know. but opponents of the measures have already pitched in more than $44 million to fight it on the airwaves arguing that the measures is full of hid cost to consumers. here with me now is gary hirshberg chairman of stoneyfield farm, which has fought for national gmo labeling since 2011. why should people know what is in their food. >> this is the first time since crops were produced in 1996 that consumers had a say
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